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OfficeMax Interview Questions

Updated 9 Dec 2014
Updated 9 Dec 2014
250 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    District Manager Impress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Queens Village, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Queens Village, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started out great but when I got to the Regional Manager he was not honest about how hostile the work environment was, nor was the District ever bounding to comps which left a horrible taste in my mouth. Once onboard the training was awful and I had years of training experience and I felt I was set up for failure and not success being their rat to get the retail District Manager fired. That DM made my life unbearable!

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. It was standard for the type of position applied.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were not honest about the current state of the District or stores
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Business Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The process is short less than a half an hour. Come dressed professionally. The most common reason people aren't hired is because they look like they just woke up for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a desk to a customer who has no idea how big their office space is.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Make sure you ask for the money per hour you want. I gave a lower number and was stuck at that pay for a year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the company website. The next day, I went down to the store with my resume and talked with the hiring manager. We set up a face to face interview the next week. The face to face interview went really well. The manager said they would let me know if they have an offer for me in a couple of days. Right on time, the hiring manager offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how your skills from previous jobs will apply to this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Offered Max rate per hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Sales Associate - Office Max Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newnan, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newnan, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an application online..Got called in for an interview a few days later. Interviewed by the general manager. The manager asked basic customer service type questions about what i would do in certain situations and questions about myself.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked general questions such as what are your weaknesses and strengths and how would you deal with an angry customer who had a problem   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had trouble finding the online application at first as officemax and office depot recently joined and it kept telling me to go to the Office Depot web site. I finally found the application and applied online and was contacted within two weeks for an interview. I interviewed with the hiring managers together.

    No Offer
  7.  

    Logistics/Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pismo Beach, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pismo Beach, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The best turn around time and most rewarding interview of my life. Felt wanted and that made my decision easy. Nothing more to say in regards to this.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you tell an associate that they need to improve their selling skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Basically they just ask you questions about yourself, and why you feel qualified to work for Officemax. They'll ask you a series of questions and ask you how you would handle the situation, or how you have handled situations dealing with decision making etc. in the past

    Interview Questions
    • They'll ask you to sell them something around you   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Filled out the online application and then about 3 months later I get called for an interview for the next day. The manager seemed kinda desperate but that's okay he was cool. It wasn't really a formal interview as no interview questions were asked. He really loved my resume and never auctually gave me a chance to talk being he was so excited to hopefully have me on his team.I got hired the same day during the interview and we didn't talk about wages. My advice to you is make a resume that stands out (make one in photoshop) and learn how photoshop works that also a big role in getting me the job. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • the only question I was asked was tell me about your self.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't discuss wages.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Turnaround time between initial application and interview short. Interview process short and easy but store highly unorganized and it took a long time to even see the manager. I know it was a busy time but everyone seemed unhappy or stressed.

    Interview Questions
    • Pitch a upsell to a customer purchasing flyers for a new business. (Upsell=add on to puchase)   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Very basic interview process. First. You gets e-mail from a corporate recruiter. Then, if you pass the recruiters initial screening you will have a interview with a district or store manager. Mine happened to be with the store manager. Very cool guy actually. My interview was basically talking about metrics and what I did to move them in my previous roles. After about a week I was again contacted by corporate recruiter to make a job offer. Was less then what a competitor was offering me and they shockingly matched it. I accepted the offer got more money then I thought. Very satisfied.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of customer service scores or numbers where you held to in previous role?   Answer Question
    • What metrics were you responsible in previous role?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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